Beginning in 1896 when Adolph Ochs
bought The New York Times, says Auerbach, the paper has considered Judaism to be a religion and not a national identity.
The New York Times had been recently purchased by Adolph Ochs
to fulfil that purpose.
The family's Jewish history -- Adolph Ochs
was the child of German Jewish immigrants -- has often been the subject of fascination and scrutiny, especially during and after World War II, when the paper was accused of turning a blind eye to atrocities against Jews.
Sulzberger will be the sixth member of the Ochs-Sulzberger family to serve as publisher since Adolph Ochs
bought the newspaper in 1896.
The (http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/about-the-new-years-eve-ball/history-of-the-new-years-eve-ball/index.aspx#.WGK8BVMrIdU) first New Year's celebration in Times Square was hosted in 1904 by New York Times owner Adolph Ochs
, who wanted a grand fireworks display to mark the opening of the newspaper's new One Times Square location.
The newspaper came into the possession of the current owners, the Sulzbergers when it was bought in 1896 by Adolph Ochs
, the son of a lay rabbi from German stock and married to the daughter of the leading reform rabbi, Isaac Mayer Wise.
said his New York Times would cover the news "without fear or favor." But some nouveau newspaper owners have demonstrated an appalling lack of judgment and knowledge about journalistic mission and ethics.
, then-publisher of the Times, bought the lease to the property and in 1904 opened the newspaper's new headquarters, now known as One Times Square.
He further pointed out to investors that the company supports a dual-class of shares, which give the descendants of company founder Adolph Ochs
control of the board of directors.
Jews named Adolph (apparently they tended to choose the "-ph" over the "-f"?) included such luminaries as Adolph Ochs
, who bought the New York Times and whose Sulzberger family owns the paper to this day; Adolph Gottlieb, a top abstractionist painter; and Adolph Marx, known to you and me as Harpo.